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Old 07-08-2022, 09:33 AM
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Hello Quilters! A Patriotic panel picture was sent to me by a fellow member here on Quilting Board. Sue suggested I make one of my QOV panels with this border. I wasnít familiar with this border but I could distinguish it was a quarter square triangle so I started making them. Boy how I made them! I had just laid a few out to make sure I was on track. So I continued. I knew by the photo, the corners were half square triangles. However, when I got them all laid out, the top and bottom rows were all wrong. Everything needed to be mirrored. So then my companion ( my ripper-lol) and I ripped out about 44 QSTís and resewed them all.
Iím sure many of you have made this border before but I only made 2 queen quilts and a few baby quilts before asked to join QOV group in 2019 and I was making this from a picture. I cut my fabrics 5 1/2 inches and the red I cut in half from corner to corner, making two pieces. The navy and white 5 1/2 inch squares I cut from corner to corner twice making an X cut for 4 pieces to make my QST. I then trimmed to square to 4 1/2 inch QST.

That night my bell rang DING, DING, DING or some might say my light bulb came on!
I went to YouTube ( why didnít I remember what my grown kids/grandkids say. If you want to know ANYTHING google it or look up on YouTube)
I found out the border is called Twisted Ribbon or Curling Ribbon. I watched the exact lady with the eagle photo Sue sent make her border and tell you to MIRROR the sides from the top and bottom. If I had thought to look this up the day before it would have saved me a lot of ripping. Sue said sheís glad to know I make mistakes!-lol
On youtube the border she demonstrated is one row but on her eagle picture itís 2 QST rows.
Thanks Sue for giving me a new to me idea and realizing Iím far from perfect. ( I thought that was obvious-lol)

Ps. By the way my panel was squared down to 19x29 and I started adding the red borders & building from there. The original panel may have been the last on the bolt as it was off a lot.
I hope you all have a nice day and maybe get time to quilt today-Toogie
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Old 07-08-2022, 10:01 AM
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Another beauty Toogie! I love this border and if you don’t mind, I can see it incorporated into a few quilts I have in mind. Someone is going to be so thrilled with this.
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Old 07-08-2022, 10:29 AM
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Another beauty Toogie! I love this border and if you donít mind, I can see it incorporated into a few quilts I have in mind. Someone is going to be so thrilled with this.
Lisa I donít mind at all, Iím happy. The twisted ribbon border is not my idea but just the way I did it. Thatís what is so good about this site. We all are willing to share ideas ( or mistakes) so we can all learn. Others here have been so supportive and helpful to me, including you, so Iím glad to play it forward.
On YouTube she has you sew fabrics in strips then cutting across at an angle. You would need to be very exact but it could be quicker if you were. I had all my QSTís made but I think Iíd still be hesitant to try her way.
This is the picture Sue sent. You can see the QST rows.
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Old 07-08-2022, 10:39 AM
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Your quilt is beautiful with the borders. Funny how we learn things by doing ... or UN-doing. Glad you finished and posted the pics. Thank you!
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Old 07-08-2022, 11:51 AM
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Another great panel top!
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Old 07-08-2022, 12:22 PM
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Your quilt came out beautiful. It's funny how we can look at things differently and come up with the same result. I see the border as dark-white-dark squares set on point with side setting triangles, separated by a red strip that is cut at an angle on both ends. Making it this way would be much easier for me, but perhaps not for everyone.
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Old 07-08-2022, 02:03 PM
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Love your beautiful patriotic quilts.
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Old 07-09-2022, 04:06 AM
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I've always been in awe of what you do with panels for QOV. Another great quilt and I was glad to know that someone else has had a panel that was off and needed to be squared/cut down someway.
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Old 07-09-2022, 04:09 AM
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You did a beautiful job and should be so proud. Pretty sure whoever receives this quilt will be so pleased/thrilled.
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Old 07-09-2022, 05:37 AM
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Love it!!! Beautiful
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